It’s a cycle lane Jim, but not as we know it
Back in 2010 Edinburgh city council consulted on plans to spend almost half a million pounds on an exemplary “Quality Bike Corridor” linking the city centre and Kings Buildings campus in the south.
We live near the Kings Buildings and so most of our journeys involve at least some riding on the route; you may well imagine that we had high hopes of the outcome of almost £1/2m of dedicated cycle redesign.
I’ll revisit specific aspects of the route in later posts, but wanted to share a quick video showing a recent commute during peak time (new headcam, huzzah!)
Incidentally, if you’re interested in getting a camera yourself, I’m using (and can highly recommend) this compact HD video camera by Contour.
As ever, click on the cog for HD video quality.
(In case it isn’t obvious, the clip is playing at double speed to make it more watchable.)
There are an incredible sixty three obstructing vehicles on the 1.7 mile route at the tail end of rush hour… you’ll see I spend more time forced to ignore the “Quality Bike Corridor” features than using them.
See this CityCyclingEdinburgh discussion on the same footage.